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Florissant Police Issue Warning About Strong Arm Sales Tactics

Brett Blume
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FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) -  Florissant police are putting out the word about a security firm’s door-to-door sales tactics that they say are designed to instill fear, then turn that into a sale.

They’re condemning the strong arm sales tactics being employed by Pinnacle Security, which have already led to numerous complaints from residents.

“It seems like before they go onto a street they will check the county tax records and figure out exactly how much money each house is worth,” explains Florissant police officer Andy Haarmann. “Then they’re saying stuff like ‘Well we know you have a bunch of money in the house so you really need this security system’.”

Haarmann says as you might suspect that treads a very thin line between legitimate sales pitch and out-and-out threat.

“The older residents in the area, it’s just really scaring them,” Haarmann says, adding that Pinnacle reps “just won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”

Florissant mayor Tom Schneider and police chief William Karabas are urging residents to call the police department if they encounter any problems with door-to-door salespeople.

In the meantime, the city’s begun proceedings to have Pinnacle’s solicitor’s permit revoked.

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